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RE: Updated article: Who uses Unicode?

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:35:10 +0100
To: "'Gunnar Bittersmann'" <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301cb4daf$2eb2dac0$8c189040$@org>
I think it's being slightly more precise than actually needed, but I changed the text to 

It is sometimes assumed that Unicode encodings are popular "behind the scenes" but rarely used on the pages of major Web sites.

And added a note:

In this article, Unicode is short for a Unicode encoding.

Cheers,
RI

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunnar Bittersmann [mailto:gunnar@bittersmann.de]
> Sent: 04 September 2010 12:59
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Updated article: Who uses Unicode?
> 
> “It it sometimes assumed that Unicode is a popular encoding "behind the
> scenes" but rarely used on the home pages of major Web sites.”
> 
> <tongue-in-cheek>
> Shouldn’t that sentence better read:
> It it sometimes assumed that Unicode is a popular encoding "behind the
> scenes" but this is never the case. Unicode ist not a character encoding.
> Unicode is a character set and is used on all Web pages of the world.
> [http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-doc-charset]
> </tongue-in-cheek>
> 
> Other W3C i8n articles try to make clear the difference between
> character set and character encoding, but the wording used in this
> article kind of undermines this.
> 
> Suggestion: Replace "Unicode" with "a Unicode encoding" throughout the
> article.
> 
> And replace "home pages" with "Web pages" or (better) delete and make it:
> It it sometimes assumed that Unicode encodings are popular "behind the
> scenes" but rarely used on major Web sites.
> 
> Regards,
> Gunnar
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